Got my first chicks (RIR) in April of 2015 - 3 of them. These girls have been great - laying well, get along fine with each other - are very "cocky" and take care of themselves around my 4 dogs! I would like to add 2 more girls to my flock and was considering getting Australorps
My question - will the Australorps be a good match with the RIR's? I understand they can be very passive so was wondering if I should consider another breed? Also is 2 OK or should I get 3 so they are more evenly matched? My coop is only large enough for 6 maximum. I like the large heavier breeds as we have multiple predators in our area (coyotes, hawks, etc)
So enjoying my girls - if I'd known chickens could be so much fun, I would have gotten them a long time ago!
Thanks for your help